Lower the rear

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Icedmadness, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Icedmadness

    Icedmadness New Member

    I just put some 20" rims on my 2001 Silverado and I would like some help on lowering the rear end. What are some easy, inexpensive ways to do it. I need to lower the rear about 4"
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Cheapest way is to cut the springs. :) But, you probaby don't want to do that.

    You just want to lower the rear end only?
  3. simpletreason

    simpletreason New Member

    To even out the ride just use shackle and hangers on the rear. They are inexpensive and so so simple to install; just be aware that a 4" drop may be too extreme. You don't want the rear to be lower than the front.
  4. ProzacKid

    ProzacKid Rockstar 100 Posts

    yeah, several guys I know have done something like that. It gives it a little bit more street-worthness when taking corners and some stability. Makes it look smooth too.
  5. 496truck

    496truck New Member

    Shackles/hangers are the best way to go. Cutting coils or removing leafs from a spring pack will get the job done but it will affect the ride quality and handling usually in a negative way. Also be aware that when you level the truck by lowering the rear, if you put anything in the bed with any significant weight the truck will sag in the rear. Not a big deal cause it's usually not for a very long time but something worth noting, especially if you haul stuff on a regular basis.
  6. Chevelle_061500

    Chevelle_061500 New Member

    hey guys how do you go about getting these shackle and hangers? would they be at your local parts store and would the screen readers look at you funny if you asked for that name? also what are they doing to lower the rear doing the job i assume isnt that difficult?
  7. rmreid

    rmreid Member

    Dropped the rear on my '06 Silverado CC Z71 by 2" with shackles.
    Almost a perfect 21.5" on each corner, except for the drivers rear corner which is at 21" :roll:
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    What sort of cost can a guy expect to pay for a setup like that?
  9. rmreid

    rmreid Member

    $44.00 for the shackles, $60.00 to have them installed :wink:

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